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  1. A New Tradition Born

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:55 AM EST


    Mike Franz, the official 2013-14 men’s basketball beat writer for the In The Paint blog, is currently a sophomore at the Holy Cross College. Over the course of the year Mike will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories about Irish athletic squads . You can follow…

  2. October 2, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:09 AM EST

    Aug. 27, 2011; South Bend, IN, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Indiana Hoosiers played to a 0-0 draw at Alumni Stadium. (PHOTO-Matt Cashore)

    We’re BACK! After a two-day hiatus, “Things I Found Interesting” is back and just in time for the big soccer showdown tonight between the Irish and the Hoosiers. If you can’t make it to Alumni Stadium tonight, you can always watch the contest on ‘Round the Irish Blogosphere We had a large amount of…

  3. Hockey Prepares For A Season Of Changes

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:05 AM EST


    Anna Gonzalez, the official 2013-14 hockey beat writer for the Irish UNDerground blog, is currently a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Anna will bring you insight from within the Notre Dame hockey program, interviews with Fighting Irish players and her thoughts on the squad. You can follow…

  4. Erg-a-thon A Huge Success

    Oct 1, 2013, 10:57 AM EST

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    A favorite Notre Dame professor of mine once told me, “There are smart students everywhere, but what makes Notre Dame special is the heart of the community. ND students have more heart than any I’ve ever encountered.” The more time I spend at this university, the more I realize how correct that statement is. People…

  5. Here Come The Wounded Warriors

    Sep 30, 2013, 11:31 AM EST


    Usually the Sunday after a Notre Dame Football loss is filled with remorse, anger and depending on the type of loss, severe sorrow. If you were at Melissa Cook Stadium Sunday afternoon, you surely felt none of these things. The Notre Dame softball team took a break from their “fall ball” schedule to host an…

  6. Play (Fall) Ball

    Sep 28, 2013, 3:24 PM EST

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball squad during  2013 BIG EAST Baseball Championships last spring.

    On September 27–the most perfect South Bend fall afternoon you could imagine–the Notre Dame baseball team is hard at work. There’s practice as usual, but then at 5 p.m., the team pulls in the equipment to start a four-inning inter-squad game. Director of operations Tad Skelley explains that this is commonplace for the Irish in…

  7. The World According to NARP: Vol. 2

    Sep 28, 2013, 2:18 AM EST


    A few things occurred to me last weekend while I was attending a Notre Dam football game in a unique way. I was sitting in the press box in Notre Dame Stadium waiting for the game to start and I looked out over the stadium walls. All I could see was blue sky, a few…

  8. Football Friday Links – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:02 AM EST

    Stephon Tuitt looked to a former NFL All-Pro for guidance (PHOTO/AP)

    We are just one day away from the Sooners and the Irish kicking off on the turf at Notre Dame Stadium. You can watch the game in a variety of ways. Look at the graphic below to learn more. Also, if you’re on campus tonight, stop by Alumni Stadium tonight to watch the Irish men’s…

  9. September 26, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:20 AM EST

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    We are just over two days away from the Sooners and the Irish at Notre Dame Stadium! If you are around campus already, you can head out to Alumni Stadium tonight for a battle of two ranked women’s soccer squads as the Irish #5 Irish take on #21 Maryland at 7 p.m. (ET). If you…

  10. September 25, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 25, 2013, 9:47 AM EST

    Photo by Joseph Weiser / Notre Dame Media Relations

    Outside of the men’s golf team finishing seventh at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, there was no live Irish athletic events going on yesterday. Instead of sitting around doing work, you should have been doing what I did last night, watch last the 2012 Oklahoma – Notre Dame game on YouTube. If you have…

  11. September 24, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:25 AM EST


    Yesterday’s big news in the Notre Dame athletics realm was about hurling. Yes, you heard me right, hurling. On the day of the night football game against the University of Southern California, the University of Notre Dame will play host to an Irish hurling event at Arlotta Stadium (lacrosse). To learn more about hurling and…

  12. Big Bats, Bigger Results

    Sep 23, 2013, 12:01 PM EST

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    Today was “Indiana Day” at Melissa Cook Stadium, as the Notre Dame Softball team took on in-state rivals, Butler and Purdue. The Irish soundly defeated the Bulldogs 9-1 in the first game and, in a tough test, edged out a victory over the Boilers 3-2 in the second game. One thing remained constant for the…

  13. September 23, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:46 AM EST

    The Irish softball team will be hosting a Wounded Warriors celebrity softball game at Melissa Cook Stadium.

    The Notre Dame Football team grinded out another victory on Saturday afternoon as they defeated the Spartans of Michigan State, 17-13, in front of a packed house at Notre Dame Stadium. Additionally, the top-ranked men’s soccer team squared-off against Boston College, tying the Eagles 1-1 after both overtime periods had finished. Harrison Shipp scored the…

  14. Football Friday – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 20, 2013, 10:36 AM EST


    An exciting women’s soccer victory was the big news last night at Notre Dame, but the big news going forward is the Michigan State-Notre Dame football game tomorrow afternoon inside Notre Dame Stadium. This is an abridged version of T.I.F.I., today. Looking at original content from around Notre Dame. ———————————————— Now, what did we miss……

  15. The World According to NARP: Vol. 1

    Sep 19, 2013, 4:08 PM EST

    Aug. 27, 2011; South Bend, IN, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Indiana Hoosiers played to a 0-0 draw at Alumni Stadium. (PHOTO-Matt Cashore)

    This is the first installment of “The World According to NARP,” which will hopefully become a weekly piece from me. In it, I will discuss my life as a NARP (definition later–so keep reading!) and the Notre Dame athletics happenings of the week. Disclosure: I’ve come to realize that when men are self-deprecating, it’s funny,…

  16. Costello Crosses One Off The Bucket List

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:22 AM EST

    Costello Throwing Out first pitch

    What if I told you that you could cross off something on your bucket list when you are still in college? Well Jeff Costello did just that. Costello, the senior captain of the Notre Dame hockey team, was given the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway…

  17. September 19, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:01 AM EST

    Morgan Andrews heads home the game winning goal in a 1-0 victory over #1 UNC. (PHOTO:Shane Lardinois)

    We are just two days away from Michigan State traveling to South Bend to take on the Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium. Before we get to that, there is a women’s soccer match tonight (weather permitting) at Alumni Stadium as Syracuse takes on the #4 Fighting Irish. You can watch the game live on…

  18. September 18, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 18, 2013, 10:01 AM EST

    Notre Dame's Nick Besler clears a Michigan attack in a 3-0 win over the Wolverines (PHOTO: Joe Weiser)

    As we head to a weekend full of Notre Dame athletics, the Irish men’s soccer team put their number-one ranking to the test last night as they welcomed the Wolverines of Michigan to Alumni Stadium for a non-conference tussle on a brisk night in South Bend, Ind. Let’s talk Notre Dame! ‘Round the Irish Blogosphere…

  19. September 17, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:53 AM EST


    Seeing as there were no Notre Dame athletics contests going on last night, it was a perfect time to tune to Monday Night Football and watch former Notre Dame football student-athletes Tyler Eifert and Trevor Robinson suit up for the Cincinnati Bengals. To see how Eifert, Robinson and the rest of the former Notre Dame…

  20. From the Pros to College

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:59 AM EST

    Blackhawks at Compton Press Conference

    This summer I made a fairly impromptu decision to take out a sizeable portion of my bank account to buy a standing-room-only ticket on Stubhub for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. So I took a day off work and drove six hours from Missouri to Chicago with my 15-year-old brother to witness a…

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